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kingsley. >> in light of what happened in newtown, connecticut, last friday i think it has focused the attention of all of us throughout the country in whatever capacity we live and work in, but particularly those of us that are working in some way with law enforcement. and we have the attention of folks around us now, the communities at large around this issue. what happened on friday is truly off the chart and beyond belief because children, large numbers of children, were the victims in this instance. at the same time when these mass killings, these mass shootings occur, everybody becomes very upset and distraught about it and little actually happens. a larger problem are the 30-plus,000 people that die from gun violence each year. another part of this problem. and i propose that while we have our focus on this that this commission focuses on reducing gun violence in san francisco. as the chief indicated, 45 of the homicides this year related to gun violence. there are probably other results or other deaths from guns from suicides, et cetera, that aren't included in that number. as
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, with a few moments to remember the 28 victims of gun violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned). >> good morning and welcome to the regular transbay joint powers authority board of supervisors' meeting for thursday, december 13th and happy holidays to everybody. may we take roll call please. >> prior to taking roll i will note for the record that director sartipi has a scheduling conflict and will not be present today. director lloyd? >> present. >> director metcalf? >> present. >> director reiskin. >> present. >> vice-chair ortiz? >> present. >> and chair kim? >> present.
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talk about totals. going back a little bit, obviously it bears mentioning what happened in newtown, connecticut, the unimaginable tragedy that everybody's been talking about nationally. i think it's important that everybody take notice that the teachers at that school and the officers that responded did so as we've been training since columbine also here in san francisco and i think were it not for the heroic efforts of both the teachers and officers that that tragedy would have been way worse. the teachers, instead of evacuating and emptying those kids into the hallway, secured in place which kept them safe. actually it cost some of the teachers their lives, god bless them, and then the police officers as you saw them come on scene went straight into the school, which is exactly what san francisco police officers would do when there's the immediate imnepblt danger of serious danger of death, active shooter we'll go straight in. it's our job to put ourselves in harm's way and the cops in connecticut did that. on a very different note -- oh, i'm sorry -- we will be reinitiating our